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Alexandria Vingino standing in front of a lake and mountain, with a cloth face mask in hand.

Why are there drug-resistant bacteria in seal poop?

MPH student Alexandria Vingino and collaborators find antibiotic-resistant E. coli in the waste of some marine mammals around Puget Sound

August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Lockwood

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Tyler Gerken, a DEOHS graduate student, holding water sampling bottles in the middle of a field of tall grass.

The water protector

UW DEOHS student Tyler Gerken, School of Public Health master’s fellowship winner, traces infectious bacteria in Hawai’i’s waters

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Person with arm tattoos preparing burgers behind the counter at a restaurant.

Most people can’t work from home

About 75% of US workers are in jobs that can’t be done remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, a new DEOHS analysis finds

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A woman in a white shirt talks with another woman in a blue shirt while standing in front of desks with laptops.

An inside look at Washington’s pandemic response

Grit and teamwork: A DEOHS master’s student describes her experience on the state’s COVID-19 response team

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A grocery store clerk stands behind a clear plastic shield filled with signs about COVID-19 while scanning groceries..

COVID-19 resources for employers and workers

Your source for the latest guidance on workplace health and safety from DEOHS

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Portrait of DEOHS Lecturer Yona Sipos in a greenhouse

Food in the time of coronavirus

How to eat sustainably during the pandemic while helping others, too

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A man in a face mask and protective gear holds a tube and cotton swab near the driver's side window of a car.

New study clears path for self-sampling for COVID-19

Patients can collect their own samples just as accurately as clinicians to protect health care workers and preserve PPE, according to new study from UW and UnitedHealth Group

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